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Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The fall is a very busy time for all. We trust Thanksgiving Break offered everyone a time to take a breath and reflect on the blessings in our lives. Now is a good time to review where you stand in the college process and make preparations as we enter the final stretch of first semester. Students and parents should review and discuss the following: College Lists Confirm college list – your official list is defined by the “Colleges I Am Applying To” in Naviance. This list reflects what you...
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
It is common for juniors to feel increased pressure and anxiety surrounding school. There are increased expectations in the classroom and the college process becomes all the more real. Over the next few months, students (and parents) will begin to feel the college process ramping up. The goal for each student is to have at least one official testing on the books early this spring and to have a working college list heading into the summer. There are a number of steps that will take place second...
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
COLLEGE COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS will be mailed home in mid-December. Sophomores will be asked to set a meeting time with your counselor early next semester to allow the counselor to start to get to know your student and to discuss class scheduling. We ask that the first meetings be held between the student and the counselor. We are looking forward to working with you! ATTEND THE JANUARY 31 COLLEGE NIGHT FOR GRADES 9-10! You will find the date noted on your Breck School calendar. This evening...
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
With nearly a full semester under your belt, you should:   Prepare well for exams. These may be some of the longest tests you have ever taken. Prepare well and in advance. Utilize the Saturday review dates, get in to talk with teachers about questions you may have, and take advantage of any and all opportunities to review. Your success is largely dependent upon appropriate planning, organization and effort! Continue to develop good habits. Reflect on the year. What is working? What is not...
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017
Freshmen took the new PSAT 9 on October 18. This was intended to be a trial run for future testing and not predictive in determining future test results. The practice tests also raise another question from families and students: standardized testing accommodations. If your child receives accommodations at Breck and is interested in pursuing accommodations for the PSAT/SAT/AP tests, now is the time to speak with your child and Claire Blanchette. Receiving accommodations at Breck does not...
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017
Sophomores took the PSAT on October 14 and the Practice ACT on October 18; the results will be distributed at our January 31 College Evening. A large majority of students will naturally see their scores rise in future tests as their curriculum grows to meet the concepts tested on the exam. When we review the results, we will offer students ideas on how to use them to their advantage.  The practice tests also raise another question from families and students: standardized testing accommodations...
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017
GRADE 11 COLLEGE NIGHT | NOVEMBER 8, 6:30 PM | CHAPEL All juniors and as many parents are expected to attend! This evening we will cover what you need to know for the second semester and how the process should unfold.  After you revisit your testing plan with your college counselor, please register to take your next standardized test. Below are registration deadlines.  SAT TEST Test date Deadline March 10 (at Breck) February 9 May 5 April 6 June 2 May 3 ACT TEST Test...
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017
EARLY DECISION AND EARLY ACTION deadlines are upon us. This is a busy time for everyone – students, parents, teachers, the College Counseling Office – so please take some time read the following.  EARLY DECISION AGREEMENTS FOR COMMON APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE COMPLETED ONLINE. Most colleges require the ED Agreement form to be signed by the student, parent and college counselor. If you have not yet done this for your ED school, please check the procedure for your school. Our advice is to check...

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